Ben Chilwell has heaped praise on Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City arrival and wonders why anyone would want to leave the club, squashing speculation that he’s ready to move to Manchester City.
A 4-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace last weekend was the final straw for Claude Puel, who was sacked a day later and replaced by Brendan Rodgers’ ahead of the Foxes’ 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in midweek.
He’ll take charge of his first game against Watford at Vicarage Road and Chilwell has expressed his excitement at playing under the former Liverpool manager to Sky Sports.
You look at the young players that he’s brought through and the way they’ve become some of the best players in the world. Yesterday I bumped into him in the corridor and he was pointing out things in my game he felt he could improve. That’s music to my ears. There’s no reason why any of us should move on. I’ve never seen it so energetic around here. Everyone’s happy to see one of the biggest managers in the world coming to the club.
Rodgers departed Celtic mid-title race and received a lot of backlash for it, despite all he achieved in Scotland, but it seems like no-one at Leicester is complaining over his appointment.
The 22-year-old has been one of the shining lights from a disappointing season at the King Power Stadium so far, and Pep Guardiola is said to be looking for a replacement for Benjamin Mendy due to the Frenchman’s injury problems.
Whether Guardiola will move for Chilwell in the summer remains to be seen, but it’d be incredibly difficult for the England international to turn down an approach for his services – regardless of his excitement over Rodgers.